Birds in Wyoming

Wyoming is an excellent spot for bird watching and feeding. Birdbaths, misters, and drippers are particularly useful at attracting birds in the state’s drier areas.

Birds of Wyoming comprise species that have been reported by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) in the United States of America’s state of Wyoming as of May 2016. There are 437 species on this list. There are 103 species classified as accidental introductions, and seven species have been introduced to North America.

Unless otherwise specified, all of the species mentioned below are regarded to visit Wyoming on a regular basis as permanent inhabitants, summer or winter visitors, or migrants. These are the tags that are used to annotate some species: Unintentional – “species with an unforeseeable, incidental occurrence,” as defined by the WGFD.  Introduced – a species that has been introduced into North America as a result of human activity. ‌

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Raptors are integral to the natural landscape, and a robust raptor population is a good indicator of an ecosystem in excellent health. Raptors contribute to environmental balance by preying on rodents such as mice and rabbits or insects such as grasshoppers.

Some residents live here year-round, while others come for the summer or winter. They are distributed across the state, from densely forested highlands to broad grasslands.

We’ll demonstrate how to recognize several of Wyoming’s most common raptors and provide recommendations on how to identify the remainder.

Eagles‌ ‌in Wyoming

Adult eagles form life-long pairs and nest on the tops of tall trees near rivers, lakes, marshes, and other wetland areas. Bald eagles congregate beside open water in the winter to forage and night roost in large mature trees, mainly in secluded sites that provide protection from bad weather. Bald eagles frequently return year after year to the same nest and winter roost.

The bald eagle is one of two eagle species found in the United States (the other is the golden eagle), and it is a fairly frequent resident and migratory bird in Wyoming.

Additional eagles can be found in the sections below.

Owls‌ in Wyoming

Owls, who are both elusive and beautiful, are a joy to see in the wild. The fact that the majority of us never see them as a result of their camouflage and nocturnal lifestyle further adds to their mystique. It may also cause you to question which owl species are found in your state.

Typical owls range in size from little to huge nocturnal birds of prey. They feature huge forward-facing eyes and ears, a hawk-like beak, and a prominent feathered circle called a face disk around each eye. Wyoming is home to fourteen species.

Finches‌ ‌of‌ ‌Wyoming

Finches are seed-eating passerine birds that range in size from small to somewhat large. They have a powerful beak that is normally conical in shape but can grow to be quite enormous in some species. Each species has twelve tail feathers and nine primary feathers.

House finches play a critical role in seed predation and dispersal. Additionally, house finches supply food for predatory birds, snakes, and other predators.

These birds fly with a bounce, alternating between